hello everyone!. well here's what happend. I was a verizon wirless customer for over 5 years, and i've been nothing but happy with them. The signal is always strong and the only 2 things i didn't really like about them is, 1) they get the new hot phones 1 year later, 2)when i used to change my plan they used to have to extend my 2 year contract. Well with all this talk on the iphone i was really interested but scared about At&t service. I'm used to verizon, i KNOW they have good signal so i didn't want to be like people i see having to walk outside to take or make a call. Or get a voicemail ring when their phone never ringed. Well me and my Fiance have thought about it for long enough, we both decided to get it and if the signal was bad we would return it within 14 days and only pay the 10% restocking fee. WELL, we went and got it. Total it came out to $426. We both went home and connected it to our macs (iMac for me, and black book for her). Well after the update and all, the phone was activated as our family plan. Let me tell you. I TOTALLY underestimated AT&T. I have VERY VERY STRONG signal everywhere i go. With my verizon i did as well, BUT in my room i would have 1 or 2 bars, but that would be enough to hear and talk good and sometimes i would get dropped calls. SOMETIMES bur rarely. Well, with the at&t, i have FULL bars on one side of my room and 3-4 bars on the other. That was great! EVERYWHERE i go i don't see less than 4 bars!!! anywhere!.. I always see 5 bars, and RARELY see 4 bars or really never 3 bars. I live in the state of New Jersey in essex county. Now i connected it to my wi-fi at home and the speed is awsome. And i don't know about other memebers but when it's on EDGE connection and i have to see somethign online, it doesn't take longer than my T1 connection here on the PC at work. Pages load average, 5 seconds or less. The sound is great and so far, no dropped calls. Also My battery is long lasting. I took it out of the box and started using it. Charged it for 1 hour after it. Then haven't charged it for 1 day in a half when my battery reached half empty i rechared it again for about 40 minutes when it was full, then i waited ten more minutes and removed it and kept it sleep like i usually do. Mind you, when i just got it, I was on youtube, internet, phone calls, contacts.. well pretty much setting up my preferences. I have no need to jailbreak my iphone, i will keep it as is. I purchased a ringtone from one of the songs purchased from itunes and it works great. I'm really happy with my iphone and more after the update. I'm really happy with at&t and going strong! I can't be happier. I have to go check my email now on my iphone since my work computer doens't let me check gmail. Well that's my write up.. Oh and my finace loves it as much as I do. Please feel free to ask any question. PS- the only thing i purchased for my iphone to protect it is a black "AGENT 18" protector and a ... i forget the name but it's like a plastic that covers the screen and protects from scratches and ati fingerprince or something. The apple store recommend it to me, and it is awsome. Looks like nothing is on top of my screen and no fingerprince and responds great!